49 Quotes That’ll Soothe Your Anxious Mind

Sometimes when you feel anxious, it feels like there is no way you’ll feel better again. The walls feel like they’re closing in around you and no matter how deep you try to breathe, you can’t seem to calm down. If you know that feeling you also know that there always is a way out of it, it just takes some time.

Next time you’re in need of some soothing words to calm your anxious heart, take a look at these quotes.

1. “The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master.” -– Robin Sharma

2. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” —Oprah Winfrey

3. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thích Nhat Hanh

4. “Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life.” – Srikumar Rao

5. “The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” —James Allen

6. “There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” —James Carroll

7. “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers

8. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” — Gautama Buddha

9. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

10. “Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” —Tao Porchon-Lynch

11. “Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.” – Anne Wilson Schae

12. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find they haven’t half the strength you have.” – Norman Vincent Peale

13. “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” – Unknown

14. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” —Josiah Gilbert Holland

15. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse

16. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

17. “Simply let experience take place very freely so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.” —Tsoknyi Rinpoche

18. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – Unknown

19. “The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions.” – André Gide

20. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers.” – William S. Burroughs

21. “Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” —Osho

22. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

23. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris

24. “Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there.” “– Eckhart Tolle

25. “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – Hans Selye

26. “How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged.” — Unknown

27. “Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” – Buddha

28. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” –  Hans Selye

29. “You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

30. “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.” – Spanish proverb

31. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching

32. “You believe that you live in the world, where in fact the world lives within you.” – Deepak Chopra

33. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” —Buddha

34. “Understand this and be free: we are not in our bodies; our bodies are inside us.” —Sean A. Mulvihill

35. “Never speak from a place of hate, anger, jealousy, or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it’s best to be quiet.” — Tony Gaskins

36. “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” —Brian Tracy

37. “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” – Eckhart Tolle

38. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” —Mikhail Lermontov

39. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” —Ziggy Marley

40. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.” – Paulo Coelho

41. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” —Robert Eliot

42. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” – Ziggy Marley

43. “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” —Terri Guillemets

44. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

45. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” —William James

46. “One minute of anger weakens your immune system for 4-5 hours. One minute of laughter boosts your immune system for over 24 hours.” — Unknown

47. “The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest.” —Katrina Mayer

48. “When you let anger get the best of you, it brings out the worst in you.” — Unknown

49. “In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson